A Modern, Fun Wedding at Boston Public Library in Boston, Massachusetts

Alexandra Zaltman (30 and an attorney) and Adam Kleinman (30 and in marketing) brought the party to the stacks with their wedding at the Boston Public

Alexandra Zaltman (30 and an attorney) and Adam Kleinman (30 and in marketing) brought the party to the stacks with their wedding at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square. "The library is an iconic venue and it was a perfect fit for us because of our deep connections to the city," Ali says. "We were looking for a unique venue, and the library was ideal for a central Boston wedding." Their venue in mind, all the rest of details fell into place. Guests found their seats by referring to library checkout cards with their table assignments written on them and guests danced the night away in the reading room. By the end of the night their band, Night Rhythm Band the entire party on their feet. "We thought it couldn't get any better," says Lauren Saldutti from A Guy + A Girl Photography. "And then we turned around to find the bride and groom crowd surfing across the dance floor. It was amazing." It didn’t stop there though. A few of our favorite details? The metallic bridesmaid dresses, the pink up-lighting and the well wishes postcards that Ali and Adam invited their friends and family to sign in lieu of a guest book. Ilex Designs planned the entire wedding day and A Guy + A Girl Photography was there to capture all the details.

In keeping with her effortless style, Ali wore her hair down on her wedding day. Instead of a traditional veil, she paired her simple dress with an embellished headband. She chose not to wear any wedding jewelry, so the focus of her look was her gown.
"I loved the idea of having pops of dark burgundy for a November wedding," Ali says of her vision for her flowers. To achieve the look she was after, her florist created a bridal bouquet made up of red hypericum berries, pink garden roses and white roses as well as greenery. Even though she created a loose design, her florist wrapped the stems in ivory ribbon to button up the look. rn
Wedding Portrait at the Boston Public Library
Everything about Ali’s bridesmaid dresses was glam and glitzy. Each bridesmaid wore a glittery, knee-length dress in either blush, bronze or silver metallic. The texture was different on each dress too. They kept the rest of the look relaxed too with their hair down and simple black sandal heels.
Adam mixed it up with his groomsmen. He wore a custom navy suit by Alton Lane and a skinny navy tie while his guys wore their own charcoal suits. They unified the look with matching skinny navy ties. The dark gray formalwear also meshed well with the bridesmaids’ metallic dresses.
Evening Ceremony in a Domed Hall
As a fun nod to the library setting, guests found their seats by referring to library checkout cards with their seating assignments written on them instead of having traditional escort cards. The cards were alphabetically organized in old wood reference card drawers with mossy spores for a pop of greenery.
Instead of having their guests sign a guest book, Ali and Adam had their guests write notes to them on postcards from different places. They planned on having their parents mail them the postcards periodically throughout their first year of marriage to remind them of their guests and their milestone celebration.
Pink up-lighting washed all of the walls of the reading room at the Boston Public Library, which really set the scene for Ali and Adam’s reception. The hall has these large stone columns and arched ceilings and the pink lighting just made them all the more dramatic. Long dining tables were arranged down the middle of the room and topped with simple candle and vintage book centerpieces.
Ali and Adam hired Boston area band Night Rhythm Band to play music for their reception. The Boston-area band covers everything from popular top hits to oldies. They played music throughout dinner and for the rest of the night and it didn’t take long to get the entire guest list on the dance floor.
For their cake cutting, Ali and Adam cut a piece of a two-tiered buttercream wedding cake that was decorated with fresh white hydrangeas. “We wanted to flavors to be paramount, so we chose a simple and delicious buttercream frosting,” Ali says. Inside, the cake was cappuccino and white chocolate. (Yum!)